Manuscript Collections - Oscar Clemen Stine Papers

2022

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OSCAR CLEMEN STINE PAPERS,
10 linear feet, 10 linear inches (25 LGA-S boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

1884 Nov 13  Born at Sandyville (Jackson County), West Virginia. Son of Thomas and Emily Josephine (Bogness) Stine.

1904 Graduated from Glouster, Ohio high school. Entered Ohio University (Athens).

1908 Ph.B. (liberal arts) from Ohio University.

1908‑13 Superintendent of Schools, Lithopolis, Ohio; science teacher, New Lexington, Ohio (1909‑11) and Sparta, Wisconsin (1911‑12). Superintendent of Schools Sparta (1912‑13).

1910‑21 Graduate work at the University of Wisconsin in agricultural economics (part‑time, 1911‑13, full‑time, 1914‑16). Ph.D. received in 1921. Took courses at Harvard and the University of Chicago (1910‑11).

1916‑22 Employed by the Department of Agriculture (Office of Farm Management) as an assistant agricultural economist (1916‑19) and as an associate farm economist (1916‑22). Became head of the Division of Statistical and Historical Research in the newly organized Bureau of Agricultural Economics in 1922.

1919  One of the founders of the Agricultural History Society. President of the Society in 1924 and editor of the Society's journal from 1927‑1932.

1919 June 30  Married Ruth Speerstra

1926 Delegate to International Institute of Agriculture, Rome. US Representative to statistical commission to exchanging agricultural statistics. Toured Balkans and Poland after Rome, advised US Consular Service on information gathering program.

1934 Attended conferences of agricultural economists in Germany and Rome. Toured Russia in hopes of exchanging agricultural information.

1938 Oct 27  Appointed by Secretary Wallace to a committee to study means of increasing food consumption by low income families. Stine proposed a food stamp plan, patterned on a Norwegian program, to make food available at reduced cost.

1939 Oct  Evaluated the work of the Bureau of the Budget's Central Statistical Board.

1946 June 13 Promoted to be Assistant Chief of the Bureau of  Agricultural Economics in charge of price and marketing studies.

1951 Aug 30  Retired. Accepted a position as an Associate Research Director with the Twentieth Century Fund to prepare an appraisal of past US agricultural policies.

1950-1951 Consultant to Japanese ministry of agriculture on development of an economic service for farmers.

1955 Part‑time work with the Library of Congress as Senior Agricultural Specialist.

1960's  Assisted West Virginia development boards as an economist and statistician

1974 Mar 29  Died at age of 89.

FOLDER LIST
                             
Box  Contents
1

A Miscellaneous
Agriculture Committee 

Policy and Program Committee, 1947 

Agriculture Department
Agricultural History Committee, 1941-1951 (2 folders)
Food Stamp Plan, 1941
Foreign Relations Committee, 1946‑1950
Graduate School, 1922, 1936, 1948-1966 and undated (3 folders)
 History of USDA, 1951‑1970
Intern Program

Description, 1949‑1950
Committee on Cooperation, 1946-1951 (2 folders)

2

Production Marketing Administration, 1948‑52

Agricultural Economics Bureau

Correspondence, 1914-1950, 1957 and undated (9 folders)
Annual Report, 1936

3

Handbook of Statistical and Historical Division, 1941
Press Releases, Newsletters, 1933
Reports and Studies, 1913-1950 and undated (3 folders)
Reports and Studies – Demand for Farm Products, 1951
Reports and Studies – Long Run Prospects

Outline and Introduction
Early Draft
Sections 4‑5
Sections 6‑7
Section 7C

Printed Matter, 1926 

Agricultural Experiment Stations
Cooperation with USDA , 1948‑1950 and undated

4

Agricultural History
Bibliographies
Book

Correspondence, 1923‑1925
Drafts

Early
1925

Agricultural History Society, 1919‑1973
Agricultural Inquiry Report to Congress, 1922 (2 folders)
Agricultural Outlook, 1920-1939, 1942-1950, 1962-1966 (3 folders)

5

Agricultural Outlook, 1951
Agricultural Policy, 1920-1929, 1933-1957 (5 folders)
American Economic Association, 1946‑1948
American Farm Bureau Federation, 1946‑1956
American Farm Economic Association, 1916-1940, 1945-1970 (3 folders)
American Statistical Association,   1938‑1957
American University, 1931

6

American University, 1932‑1939

1940‑53

Articles and Speeches - Partial lists
Articles and Speeches, 1907-1943 (7 folders)

7

Articles and Speeches, 1944-1951 (11 folders)

8

Articles and Speeches, 1952-1965 (6 folders)
Articles and Speeches – Agriculture and Civilization, undated
Articles and Speeches – Historical and Geographic Studies As A Basis for Readjustment, undated
Articles and Speeches – South American Competition, undated
Articles and Speeches – Miscellaneous Notes, undated
Articles and Speeches – Fragments, undated
B Miscellaneous
Bean, L. H., 1926‑1950
Benson, Ezra Taft, 1953
Bowling, 1942‑1956
Brookings Institution, 1932‑1936
Buffer Stocks, 1943‑1946
Business and Securities Analysts Conferences, 1945‑1951 and undated

9

C Miscellaneous
Civil Service Advisory Committee, 1946‑1951
Cosmos Club, 1926-1966 (3 folders)
Council of Economic Advisers, 1949
Council on Foreign Relations

Correspondence, 1943-1958 (2 folders)
U.S Policy Statements, 1918‑43

D Miscellaneous
Economic Committee, Joint Congressional,, 1956‑65
Egyptian Agriculture Study, 1920
Ezekial, Mordecai  1928‑59

10

F Miscellaneous
Farm Credit Administration, 1940‑42
Farm Statistics – Notebooks, undated (2 folders)
Farmers Union, 1932‑45
Federal Farm Board
G Miscellaneous
H Miscellaneous
History of Agricultural Statistics, 1937, 1941-1951, 1960 (3 folders)
Hoover, Herbert 1947
Hoover Commission, 1948
I  Miscellaneous
Illinois Bankers Conference, 1949
Income and Wealth Conferences, 1936-1946 (2 folders)

11

Income and Wealth Conferences, 1947, 1951 (2 folders)
Income Study by A. G. Hart, 1942
Inflation, 1941‑1948
International Agricultural Conferences, 1926‑1949
International Institute of Agriculture, 1925‑1936
J  Miscellaneous
Japan, 1947
K  Miscellaneous
L  Miscellaneous
Landon, Alfred M. 1936‑1938
M  Miscellaneous
Maps
Masonic Lodge, 1913‑1915
N  Miscellaneous
National Bureau of Economic Research, 1945‑1952
Ohio University, 1915‑1966
P  Miscellaneous

12

Parity and Price Supports

Correspondence and Memoranda, 1947‑1958
Articles by O.C. Stine, 1921-1950 (2 folders)
Articles.by various authors, 1921-1943, 1948-1959 and undated (3 folders)
Book Chapters on Parity (2 folders)

13

Notes (2 folders)
Legislation, 1948‑1954

Personal Correspondence, 1909-1956 and undated (5 folders)
Professional Organizations, 1936‑1948
Progressive Movement, 1913 ‑1915
Puerto Rico

Observations by C. C. Taylor, 1951
Sugar Cane, 1960

Quakers
R  Miscellaneous
Religion, 1907‑1958

14

Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1932
The Round Table, 1916‑1921
Russia, 1931-1946 (2 folders)
S  Miscellaneous
Social Science Research Council, 1938‑1970
Statistical Methodology, 1939‑1951
Stine, O.C.

Biographical Data
Biographical Data – Memoirs
Colleges

Ohio University – Correspondence, 1905‑1908
Ohio University
University of Chicago, 1910‑1911
Wisconsin and Harvard – Correspondence, 1912‑1920

15

Ely Book on Monopolies' & Trusts, 1916‑1921

Miscellaneous

Employment Record, 1914‑1955
Farm Records

Correspondence, Memoranda, Clippings, 1928-1939 (4 folders)

16

Correspondence, Memoranda, Clippings, 1940-1959 and undated (4 folders)
Conservation Plan, 1951
Herd Books, 1938-1947 (2 folders)
Historical Notes

17

Ledgers, 1928-1949 (2 folders)
Photographs
Receipts, etc., 1931-1946 and undated (3 folders)
Registered Cows & Heifers, 1935‑1944
Taxes, 1928‑1947
Miscellaneous

Files Transferred to National Archives

18

High School, 1902‑1929
Household Operations, 1903-1959 (2 folders)
Income Tax Returns, 1921‑1943

19

Journals, 1928-1940, 19451974 (6 folders)
Life Insurance Policies
Oral History and Personal Papers, 1953‑1973
Real Estate Other Than Farms, 1917‑1943
Retirement, 1951‑1952
Sports High School Reunions, 1947‑1963
Teaching Positions

High Schools, 1901‑1935

20

Visiting Professorships, 1921-1961 and undated (3 folders)

Stine Family

Correspondence, 1908-1969 and undated (5 folders)
Emily Stine Estate, 1909‑1913
Genealogy of Stine and Speerstra Families

21

Miscellaneous

Supply‑Demand, Surpluses, 1927‑1961
T Miscellaneous
Taylor, Henry C., 1925‑1966 and undated
Trips

1912‑1921
1934 (Russia) Correspondence
1926 (Ataly, Balkans, Russia)
1949 (Europe) Correspondence
1934

 Russia
Itinerary, Notes, Reports
Miscellaneous
1950 (Japan)

22

1951‑1952 (Japan)

Tugwell, Rexford, 1934, 1955
Twentieth Century Fund, 1951-1959 (2 folders)
W Miscellaneous
Wallace, Henry C., 1921, 1951-1966 (2 folders)
War Food Administration History, 1950
West Virginia

Farm & Community Organization, 1942‑1968
Research, 1949-1969 and undated (5 folders)

23

Wheat  Publications – List
Wheat  Publications (6 folders)          

24

Wheat  Publications (6 folders)

25

Wheat  Publications
Willkie, Wendell L., 1943
Wisconsin Peace Plan, 1915
Z Miscellaneous
Photos
Printed Matter
USDA
Miscellaneous (5 folders)

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